Rigi Scheidegg-Weg
Rigi Scheidegg-Weg

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Rigi Scheidegg-Weg

Rigi Scheidegg-Weg

Gersau–Rigi Scheidegg

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Rigi Scheidegg-Weg

Rigi Scheidegg-Weg

This impressive tour features countless highlights, ranging from the «former Republic» of Gersau at the lake, the ascent to mountain pastures and the typical Rigi landscape on Rigi Scheidegg, with a magnificent panoramic view of the Alps and the midland.
Gersau enjoys an exceptionally mild climate. This commune on the southern slope of Mount Rigi basks in a sunny hollow. It is shielded from cool winds by the Hochfluh and Gersauerstock peaks, and the lake. The Rigi Scheidegg Route starts at the lake and leads to the silk factory (founded in 1892), with an interesting stop at the geological information display sign and water catchment for producing power for the silk factory. This is the only silk spinning mill in Switzerland that is still active

Thereafter, the ascent to alpine farms, which are inhabited all year round, through the Schlätterwald (forest) to Gätterli with its rustic tavern. From there a mountain path leads to Hochlfue with a vantage point or down to Lake Lauerzer and Goldau. We take the hiking trail over Chellensack Alp up to Höcheli and traverse Gersau Alp, with its lush green alpine meadows and typical Rigi landscape.

As you walk along the mountain ridge, you'll enjoy stunning all-round views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne. The path takes you up to Rigi Burggeist, Gersau's "own" mountain. Further on, at your destination – the Rigi Scheidegg peak – you can enjoy refreshments as you admire the vista of the Alps and the Mittelland.
This impressive tour features countless highlights, ranging from the «former Republic» of Gersau at the lake, the ascent to mountain pastures and the typical Rigi landscape on Rigi Scheidegg, with a magnificent panoramic view of the Alps and the midland.
Gersau enjoys an exceptionally mild climate. This commune on the southern slope of Mount Rigi basks in a sunny hollow. It is shielded from cool winds by the Hochfluh and Gersauerstock peaks, and the lake. The Rigi Scheidegg Route starts at the lake and leads to the silk factory (founded in 1892), with an interesting stop at the geological information display sign and water catchment for producing power for the silk factory. This is the only silk spinning mill in Switzerland that is still active

Thereafter, the ascent to alpine farms, which are inhabited all year round, through the Schlätterwald (forest) to Gätterli with its rustic tavern. From there a mountain path leads to Hochlfue with a vantage point or down to Lake Lauerzer and Goldau. We take the hiking trail over Chellensack Alp up to Höcheli and traverse Gersau Alp, with its lush green alpine meadows and typical Rigi landscape.

As you walk along the mountain ridge, you'll enjoy stunning all-round views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne. The path takes you up to Rigi Burggeist, Gersau's "own" mountain. Further on, at your destination – the Rigi Scheidegg peak – you can enjoy refreshments as you admire the vista of the Alps and the Mittelland.
8 km | 1 Stage
1250 m | 40 m
3 h 50 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

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Arrival / return travel Gersau
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Ascent Rigi Scheidegg (Burggeist)
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Ascent Rigi Scheidegg (Burggeist)
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Gersau Gschwend–Burggeist (Rigi Scheidegg)
or
Burggeist (Rigi Scheidegg)–Gersau Gschwend
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 530m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Rigi Scheidegg
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Contact

Gersau Tourismus
Seestrasse 27
6442 Gersau
Tel. +41 (0)41 828 12 20
tourismus@gersau.ch
www.gersau.ch

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For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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